St. Petersburg, FL
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St. Petersburg, FL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 64 per one thousand residents, St. Petersburg has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 16. Within Florida, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than St. Petersburg.

Importantly, when you compare St. Petersburg to other communities of similar population, then St. Petersburg crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how St. Petersburg does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how St. Petersburg does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in St. Petersburg.

For St. Petersburg, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in St. Petersburg is one in 135.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in St. Petersburg is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In St. Petersburg, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 56 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that St. Petersburg has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in St. Petersburg is one in 168.

St. Petersburg Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

St. Petersburg Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,901

14,426

16,327

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.39

56.11

63.51

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
St. Petersburg 7.39
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 135

in St. Petersburg

1 in 217

in Florida

St. Petersburg VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 257,083
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 14 136 574 1,177
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.53 2.23 4.58

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
St. Petersburg 56.11
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in St. Petersburg

1 in 36

in Florida

St. Petersburg Property CRIMES

Population: 257,083
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,321 10,579 1,526
Rate per 1,000 9.03 41.15 5.94

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

St. Petersburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
St. Petersburg 251
Florida 64